May 25, 2020
Events this week
Purdue has restricted events through July, and other authorities such as the NCAA or Big Ten Conference have canceled or suspended events, all due to the coronavirus threat. This calendar will continue to show relevant information of general interest to faculty and staff, including events planned or modified to take place virtually, if information is made available. We also will provide some links relevant to the current situation and campus activity. More information about events and meetings is available here.
Monday, May 25
-- Memorial Day holiday. Offices closed, no classes. University holidays
Tuesday, May 26
-- Virtual STAR continues. Virtual Summer Transition, Advising and Registration program. For all incoming students for summer and fall. Includes course selection. Through July 10. VSTAR article
Wednesday, May 27
-- Steps to Leaps virtual Lunch and Learn. Designed for staff and faculty. Organizer: Steps to Leaps Initiative in the Office of Provost. Topic: “Connecting Students to Alumni.” Presenters: Jimmy Cox, director of student-alumni programs, and Haley Atwell, assistant director of recent graduate initiatives, both in the Purdue Alumni Association. Noon-1 p.m. Via WebEx. To register or see details of events in the initiative, see Steps to Leaps event page.
-- President Daniels in National Academies event: “COVID-19 and the Mission of the U.S. Public University: A Virtual Town Hall Discussion.” Organizer: Board on Higher Education and Workforce of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Speakers are three presidents of Research I public universities: Mitch Daniels of Purdue University; Ana Mari Cauce of the University of Washington; and Michael Crow of Arizona State University. 2:45-3:45 p.m. Use this National Academies page to register.
Thursday, May 28
-- Steps to Leaps virtual Lunch and Learn. Designed for staff and faculty. Organizer: Steps to Leaps Initiative in the Office of Provost. Topic: “The Creation of Virtual Inclusive Communities through Innovation and Growth.” Presenters are the directors of five Purdue cultural centers: Lowell Kane (LGBTQ), Carina Olaru (LCC), Renee Thomas (BCC), Felica Ahasteen-Bryant (NAECC), Pamela Sari (interim, AAARCC). Noon-1 p.m. Via WebEx. To register or see details of events in the initiative, see Steps to Leaps event page.
Sunday, May 31
-- BoilerCopyMaker relocates to the main Purdue Enterprise Print Services at the Print Services Facility (PRSV), 698 Ahlers Drive. Moving from PMU. BoilerCopyMaker article
Monday, June 1
-- Steps to Leaps virtual Lunch and Learn. Designed for staff and faculty. Organizer: Steps to Leaps Initiative in the Office of Provost. Topic: “Virtual Learning and Programming Technology.” Presenters: Dan Metro, senior associate director, and Tom Harmeson, technical manager, both from Hall of Music Productions. Noon-1 p.m. Via WebEx. To register or see details of events in the initiative, see Steps to Leaps event page.
Tuesday, June 2
-- “Rethink Your Drink” workshop from the Healthy Boiler Program. Presenter: Lindsay Bloom, health coach at Purdue University Fort Wayne. This workshop will focus on the benefits of water and value of reducing intake of soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks. This workshop supports the physical health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Via WebEx. Register by June 1. To register, see “Rethink Your Drink” article.
Friday, June 12
-- Summer session: End of first four-week module. Grades due at 5 p.m. Tuesday (June 16), the second working day after the module ends. Other summer academic dates: (A) 12-week full summer module, May 18-Aug. 7. (B) First eight-week summer module, May 18-July 10. Academic calendars
• Later modules: Second eight-week, June 15-Aug. 7. Second four-week, June 15-July 10. Third four-week, July 13-Aug. 7.
• Summer grades are due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of each module.
• Commencement is Saturday, Aug. 8, at 9:30 a.m. Fall semester will begin Aug. 24.
Administrative Operations news (much is related to physical campus, construction, streets, etc.)
Purdue Convocations’ Cultural Update: “Arts and culture you can take part in from home”
Recreation & Wellness: Maintain and build well-being with online helps — at-home workouts and classes, nutrition and cooking, financial wellness coaching, personal training, more
-- Archives and Special Collections is closed, along with the nearly all of Purdue Libraries, until Purdue is able to restore more normal operations. However, online exhibitions are available.
-- The Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center and the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall are closed until fall semester. Purdue University Galleries
Information about ticket refunds for canceled events (not athletics): Hall of Music Productions
Hours at campus box offices (not athletics): The box offices are physically closed. Hours of operation 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469]. Or email to email@example.com or go online to Account Manager.
The Hayes Family Athletics Ticket Office is physically closed, but its staff, along with the staff of the John Purdue Club, is working remotely. Procedures and contact information, including that football ticket renewals are available online, are described here.